Hola Mexico Film Festival 2012
The Hola Mexico Film Festival says adios cliches in its seventh edition.
One of the best film events on the Adelaide cultural calendar, the Hola Mexico Film Festival is an opportunity to let your hair down, Mexican style and embrace, celebrate and question all that is Mexico. Combining family friendly films with fiestas, dramas and documentaries in an entertaining, informative and fun week of film, Hola Mexico is a six day trip to one of the world’s richest cultures for all armchairs travellers.
Hola Mexico starts with a bang with the SOL Opening Night Fiesta on Friday 9 November, with Sol Beer and Milagro Tequila, burritos courtesy BURP Hindley Street, entertainment from DJ NAT LA BOMBA and the Adelaide premiere of Mariachi Gringo (Tom Gustafson, 2012) starring X-Men’s Shawn Ashmore and featuring the beautiful music of the acclaimed mariachi singer Lila Downs.
Come enjoy some Sol Beers in between films on Sunday 11 November with live music from local band Zambra Latina and screenings of Barely Passing (Juan Carlos Rulfo & Carlos Loret De Mol, 2012) a startling documentary about the Mexican education system, and Richness of Internal Space (Kai Parlange, 2012), winner of Best Actor and Best First Film at Guadalajara Film Festival. Based on true events, Richness of Internal Space is testimony to one man’s will to live and unbreakable spirit that allow him to survive after being kidnapped and isolated from the world.
Click on the links on the left of this page to read about all of the films and book tickets.
Yes festival passes are available! Save money and make the most of your festival experience by purchasing a festival pass – phone the Mercury on 8410 1934 or pick one up at the box office.
Silver Pass (6 sessions, excl. opening): full/ conc.
Gold Pass (all films incl. opening): 0
Student group bookings are also available – phone the Mercury to make a reservation.
Hola Mexico Film Festival 2012, schedule:
Fri 9 Nov
7pm Mariachi Gringo + opening night fiesta!
Sat 10 Nov
4pm Donkeys (Burros)
6pm Cinnamon (Canela)
8pm A Better Life (Una Vida Mejor)
Sun 11 Nov
3pm Barely Passing (De Panzazo)
4-6pm **free live music by Zambra Latina**
6pm Richness of Internal Space (Espacio Interior)
8pm The Compass is Carried By The Dead Man (La Brujula La Lleva El Muerto)
Tues 13 Nov
6.30pm For Greater Glory (Cristiada)
Wed 14 Nov
6.30pm Miss Bala
Sat 17 Nov
4pm Draught (Cuates de Australia)
6pm The Nativity Play (Pastorela)
8pm Made In Mexico (Hecho En Mexico)
Sun 18 Nov
4pm Los Chidos
6pm Felix: Self-fictions of a Smuggler
8pm The Zebra (La Cebra)